A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult shows that the majority of Americans have misconceptions about the important and positive role mining companies play in environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
In reality, the minerals mining industry has made significant advancements in environmentally sensitive operations. At the same time, scientists and technology companies increasingly rely on mined minerals to create sustainable tech like water filtration systems, solar panels, wind energy and rechargeable batteries.
Without accurate information and proper education about the mining industry—its practices, current regulations and contributions—policymakers may act on misinformation and inaccurate perceptions. The result has been the creation of duplicative and unnecessary rules and restraints on the mining industry.
To learn about how American mining is making us more sustainable, while also ensuring an adequate supply of the minerals that make modern life possible follow the following link. http://mineralsmakelife.org/blog/details/mining-tech-and-minerals-at-the-forefront-of-sustainability